60 days in Colorado Itinerary

60 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
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Denver
— 6 nights
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Durango
— 6 nights
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Ridgway
— 5 nights
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Fruita
— 4 nights
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Aspen
— 7 nights
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Buena Vista
— 5 nights
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Vail
— 6 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 7 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 7 nights

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Bring the kids along to Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Take a break from the city and head to The Broadmoor Seven Falls and Helen Hunt Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Skyline Drive (in Canon City) and Spruce Mountain Open Space and Trail (in Castle Rock). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and stroll around Cottonwood Creek Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker app.

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. In October, Colorado Springs is little chillier than Atlanta - with highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Visiting Mount Evans and Winter Park Resort will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Zoo will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & River Rafting & Tubing), Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and Georgetown (Georgetown Firefighting Museum & Guanella Pass). The adventure continues: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, trek along Flatirons, get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum, and catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Denver trip builder.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

6
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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Get in touch with nature at San Juan National Forest and Million Dollar Highway. Family-friendly places like Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa and Treasure Falls will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durango: Mesa Verde National Park (Balcony House, Cliff Palace, &more), Pagosa Springs (Piedra River Trail, Two Old Crows, &more) and Hovenweep National Monument (in Cortez). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, wander the wide-open spaces of Majestic Dude Ranch, and have fun at Durango Community Recreation Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Durango journey planner.

You can fly from Denver to Durango in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Durango, with lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ridgway.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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Long House ©
Long House
River Rafting & Tubing
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest

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Ridgway

Ridgway ©
The Town of Ridgway, coined Gateway to the San Juans, is a Home Rule Municipality in Ouray County, in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and South Rim Road. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Yankee Boy Basin and Yankee Girl Mine. Explore Ridgway's surroundings by going to North Rim (in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park) and Needle Rock (in Crawford). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls and hike along Bear Creek National Recreation Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ridgway road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Durango to Ridgway takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Durango in October, plan for slightly colder days in Ridgway, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Fruita.

Things to do in Ridgway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Colorado National Monument and John McConnell Math and Science Center. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Mesa and Crag Crest Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fruita: Jones Hole Trail (in Dinosaur) and Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum (in Gateway). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, get curious at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, and stop by Enstrom's.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fruita online trip maker.

Drive from Ridgway to Fruita in 2 hours. Traveling from Ridgway in October, expect nights in Fruita to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Fruita

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum ©
Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to Maroon Bells and Rocky Mountains. Family-friendly places like Independence Pass and Thermal Spas will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Aspen side-trips: Glenwood Springs (Cooper Corner Gallery, Hanging Lake Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Difficult Creek Trail, and hike along Rio Grande Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aspen visit planning app.

Getting from Fruita to Aspen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fruita in October; daily highs in Aspen reach 60°F and lows reach 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Get outdoors at Kebler Pass and Poudre Canyon. Bring the kids along to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Clear Creek Reservoir. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buena Vista: Rio Grande National Forest (in Monte Vista) and Leadville (Leadville National Fish Hatchery, Hagerman Tunnel, &more). It doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista travel route planner.

Drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in November, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Kebler Pass ©
Kebler Pass

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Vail

Vail ©

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Bring the kids along to Vail Mountain Resort and Vail Recreation Path. Get in touch with nature at Beaver Creek Ski Area and Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail. Explore Vail's surroundings by going to Breckenridge (Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, Wellington Trail, &more), 1883 Dillon Schoolhouse Museum (in Dillon) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Frisco). There's more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Vail Valley Escape Room and ski along the peaceful trails at Sally Barber Mine Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vail trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Buena Vista to Vail by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in November, expect nights in Vail to be about the same, around 22°F, while days are little chillier, around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area
River Rafting & Tubing

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Step out of the city life by going to Trail Ridge Road and Bear Lake. Kids will appreciate attractions like Photography Tours and Spas. When in Rocky Mountain National Park, make a side trip to see The Studio Fine Art and Framing in Estes Park, approximately Estes Park away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and hike along Andrews Glacier Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park online holiday builder.

Getting from Vail to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Vail in November, expect nights in Rocky Mountain National Park to be about the same, around 27°F, while days are much warmer, around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kids will enjoy Fish Creek Falls and The Crooked Key. Take a break from the city and head to Strawberry Park Hot Springs and Steamboat Ski Resort. Go for a jaunt from Steamboat Springs to Clark to see Elk River Guest Ranch about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, head outdoors with Rocky Mountain Ventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, and admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Steamboat Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in November, with highs in Steamboat Springs at 43°F and lows at 20°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

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Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key

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